۲ شهریور ۱۳۹۸ |٢٢ ذو الحجة ١٤٤٠ | Aug 24, 2019
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21 November 2018 - 17:49
Iraqi troops apprehend Daesh executioner in Kirkuk

Iraqi security forces have arrested a Daesh senior member in charge of executions in Kirkuk province, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry was quoted saying on Wednesday.

Hawzah News Agency (Kirkuk, Iraq) - Shafaq News quoted Maj. Gen. Saad Maan as saying that security forces, using intelligence information, have arrested the daesh executioner in al-Wasti district in Kirkuk.

The terrorist carried out several executions while serving in the so-called Islamic State of Kirkuk, Maan added.

Iraq declared the collapse of daesh territorial influence in November 2017 with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.

IS declared a self-styled “caliphate” in a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria in 2014. A government campaign, backed by a U.S.-led international coalition and paramilitary forces, was launched in 2016 to retake IS-held regions, managing to retake all havens, most notably the city of Mosul, the group’s previously proclaimed capital.

Despite the group’s crushing defeat at its main havens across Iraq, Daesh terrorist group continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.

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